I have an in house WMS server running on Ubuntu Linux and using MapServer to serve a WMS layer for my various bits of GIS software.
The server works perfectly fine, but it does take a little while to create a map if it's very large.
I have a tile layer for example that covers a very large area of the north east of England, from Blyth right down to North Yorks, and from the Pennines out past the East Coast.
Loading this WMS layer into QGis (as an example) is perfectly fine, as long as I Zoom in, and don't zoom out too far, and since I'm using this as background mapping to see where I need to draw things, then it's not an issue. Mapserver produces the map, for the area requested.
My problem with all of this, is when I use Autodesk Map3D.
It accepts the WMS connection fine, but no matter how far in I'm zoomed, every time I try to add the WMS connection it tries to add the entire map into the Map3D project. This (because of the size of the map) times out every time, thus preventing me from adding the background map to my project.
Does anyone here know how I can get Map3d to only load the area under the view port, then load the other parts as needed when I scroll.
As I say, QGis seems to do this perfectly fine, and even my Open Layers web viewer Iv'e written works perfectly too, but Map3d just will not, and right now I can't seen to find any sensible answers anywhere.